On first blush, hearing his responses in the early debates, I liked Huckabee. Not as much as Ron Paul, but he was one of the few candidates I could have imagined myself voting for.
Count that as early delusion because I am officially off his bandwagon. As I have detailed previously, he has issues with state rights. This latest interview just blows up how un-conservative his is compared to Ron Paul. Mark Shea dismantles Huckabee's major gaffe in stating "all law establishes morality."
Here's the thing: law does not establish morality. Morality is the basis of law. And morality is derived from that fact that men and women are creatures made in the image and likeness of God. It is not derived from what Caesar happens to approve or disapprove.
Mark does it well, so I won't comment on that further except to disagree with Mark that Huckabee probably didn't mean it that way. Just take him at his word that he believes that law establishes morality. In the political world of 2008, those in Washington DC, do legislate morality. And it is what Huckabee is about. Limited government? States rights? Must have imagined that to be a conservative concept.
Yeah. Because once you give it in one state, then what keeps that couple from having it in New Hampshire and then moving to Arkansas and saying, "Hey, you have to accept what the other state did." That's why it is better cleared up by a marriage amendment that just says marriage is what it always has been.
Yes, Huckabee is railing against homosexual union. But he is doing so in such a way that I can sympathize with the radical left when they fret about a theocracy. Huckabee thinks that the federal government is in charge of handing out freedom. And in charge of defining morality. Did he forget we are the United States of America?
The states in the US of A are not just some antiquated boundaries better suited for tasteless jokes or sports rivalries. The limited role of the federal government was crucial to the states agreeing to form a union. He would be wise to read up on the War between the States considering how often he references it.
I may agree with Huckabee's morality, but I surely don't agree with his politics.